Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,322)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The city of Hamden will use the JAG funds to purchase a new mobile light tower that will be utilized by sworn members of the Hamden Police Department in the performance of their duties during the evenings and times of darkness. Additionally, funds will be utilized to purchase a pre-trained police canine with handler equipment and a training program, two motorcycle wireless headsets and related helmet kits, and traffic safety enhancement equipment.